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Letter knowledge is knowing that the same letter can look different, as well as knowing that each letter makes a sound. When putting the letter sounds together, children are able to “sound out” the full word. This is a foundational skill needed for reading full words and sentences.
Vocabulary can be described in its most basic sense as “learning new words.” Words and their meanings are a foundation for literacy development and reading comprehension. It’s kind of like the old adage, “You have to learn to walk before you can run.”
Our third video in the series talks about phonological awareness and how to practice the skill at home! To view the resources mentioned, visit https://winona.lib.mn.us/youth/phonological-awareness/.
Phonological awareness is the awareness of speech sounds, such as rhyming and syllables.
Our fourth video in the series talks about print motivation & print awareness, and how to practice these skills at home! To view resources mentioned, visit https://winona.lib.mn.us/youth/print-motivation-and-print-awareness.
Print motivation is a child's interest in and enjoyment of books and reading. Print awareness is the understanding that print and oral language carries meaning.